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April 12, 2022 - NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH DAY – NATIONAL FOR TWELVES DAY – NATIONAL ONLY CHILD DAY – NATIONAL BIG WIND DAY – NATIONAL EDUCATION AND SHARING DAY – NATIONAL LICORICE DAY – NATIONAL COLORADO DAY

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APRIL 12, 2022 | NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH DAY | NATIONAL FOR TWELVES DAY | NATIONAL ONLY CHILD DAY | NATIONAL BIG WIND DAY | NATIONAL EDUCATION AND SHARING DAY | NATIONAL LICORICE DAY | NATIONAL COLORADO DAY

NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH DAY – April 12

NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH DAY

Each year, National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day on April 12th recognizes one of the top comfort foods in the United States. Why wouldn’t it be when we’re talking about bread grilled to perfection, and warm, gooey, melted cheese. According to food historians, many cultures around the world have enjoyed… Read more…

National for Twelves Day - April 12

NATIONAL FOR TWELVES DAY

On National for Twelves Day (4/12), the nation will honor a magnificent number that holds significance in several ways. We measure our days in two 12 hour sets. When we buy roses, eggs, and pastries, we purchase them by the… Read more…

National Only Child Day - April 12

NATIONAL ONLY CHILD DAY

On April 12th, National Only Child Day celebrates the individual child, the siblingless, the one and onlies. You know who you are. There are more of you these days than in decades before. According to Pew Research, the number of families with only one child has… Read more…

NATIONAL BIG WIND DAY – April 12

NATIONAL BIG WIND DAY

Observed each year in the United States on April 12th, National Big Wind Day commemorates the recording of the highest natural wind gust measured on the Earth’s surface.  On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, the Mount Washington Observatory recorded winds at… Read more…

NATIONAL EDUCATION AND SHARING DAY – Changes Annually

NATIONAL EDUCATION AND SHARING DAY

National Education and Sharing Day is observed annually on the 11th day of the month of Nisan on the Jewish calendar – or 4 days before Passover begins. Read more…

NATIONAL LICORICE DAY – April 12

NATIONAL LICORICE DAY

National Licorice Day on April 12th each year celebrates licorice in all its forms. It also recognizes its history, health benefits, and distinction around the world. You won’t be limited when it comes to licorice, either. There are plenty of licorice candies… Read more…

National Colorado Day - April 12

NATIONAL COLORADO DAY

April 12th recognizes the Centennial State and the 38th state to join the Union on National Colorado Day. The first of the Four Corner States, Colorado is dominated by the Rocky Mountains. Prehistoric Colorado comes to life in the Florissant Fossil Beds. Discover one of the… Read more…


Recipe of the Day

Baby Swiss and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Prep:  5 mins
Cook:  5 mins
Total Prep: 10 minutes
Servings:  1

Instructions:

Slice 4 pieces of Baby Swiss, and 3 or 4 slices of ripened tomato.

Spread one side of each piece of bread with softened butter.

Heating medium fry pan and place 1 piece of bread buttered side down in pan.

Cover bread in layers with two pieces of cheese, sliced tomato, and finally second two pieces of cheese. Place second slice of bread buttered side up.

Turn sandwich occasionally with spatula until bread is toasted and cheese is melted.

April 12th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1861

The American Civil War began when Confederate forces opened fire on Fort Sumter, South Carolina. It would be known by various names, including the War Between the States, War of Northern Aggression, War of the Rebellion, Great Rebellion, War for Southern Independence, and Freedom War. Four years later it would end on April 9, 1865, after dividing the country and 620,000 soldiers died.

1915
Charlie Chaplin’s The Tramp released in the United States
1934

The Mount Washington Observatory records winds at 231 miles per hour.

1955

Epidemiologist and virologist Dr. Thomas Francis Jr. announced that the polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk was up to 90% effective in preventing paralytic polio. Dr. Francis, the director of the Poliomyelitis Vaccine Evaluation Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, made the announcement in Ann Arbor, Michigan with Dr. Jonas Salk.

1961

Aboard the Vostok 1, Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human in space. He orbited the Earth once before re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere. Gagarin then ejected from Vostok 1 and parachuted to the ground separately from the spacecraft.

April 12th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Imogen Cunningham – 1883

The American photographer is remembered for her still life and portrait photography. She experimented with light, double exposure, and many new photographic methods.

Beverly Cleary – 1916

Creator of fictional characters Romona Quimby, Ralph the Mouse, and Henry Higgins, Beverly Cleary authored children’s books with a young reader’s perspective. She captured the angst only child could understand and spun it into an adventure and story form.

Peter Safar – 1924

The Austrian American physician developed the procedure known as mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

David Letterman – 1947

In 1982, the American talk show host launched his first evening talk show, Late Night with David Letterman. His first guest on the comedy talk show was Bill Murray.

Tom Clancy – 1949

The bestselling author is known for his espionage and military thrillers. Included in his best-selling novels are The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and the Jack Ryan novels.

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